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Tiger Woods victory at the Bay Hill Invitational on Sunday proved he can still move the needle. (PHOTO: Jim Epler, Wikimedia Commons)

A little bit of this, a little bit of that


A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

The first one is a correction, a change of mind, call it what you will.

I found myself rooting for Tiger Woods on Sunday.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that people don't care for Tiger because they don't believe him.

But Sunday proved, as he's proved time and again, that he is above the normal reactions of people. His game moves him to a place where what we think doesn't seem to matter.

In part it's that we all kind of root for a resurrection.

Tiger hit bottom and has spent over two years trying to claw his way back. His victory Sunday was a win for redemption, forgiveness, persistence and genius.

I still think he's got a way to go as far as letting the real Tiger out of the cage, but I now admit that I cheer for him and marvel at his talent.

I love all sports but for some reason I don't like hockey and I'm trying to figure out why that is.

I've seen hockey games over the years, high school, college, minor league and NHL hockey. I used to be friendly with Lloyd Pettit and talked hockey with him occasionally. I have great admiration for the Admirals and their efforts to make a go of minor league hockey in Milwaukee.

But the is something about the game that leaves me cold (pun intended).

And I don't know what it is.

Maybe it's the fact that the game is just too fast and the puck is just too small to make a great television sport. Maybe it's the continued dropping sticks and gloves and taking a swing at your opponent.

There's not many sports events that are cooler than the state high school basketball tournament.

I watched a lot of it on television and in the past I've even been there in person. Kids who work hard while their friends put on makeup and odd costumes make for a great show.

I even love the girls' tournament, even though it's clear that the girls' game bears only a passing resemblance to what basketball really should be. But, boy, those girls work hard.

The only other thing I'd say is that if they decide to move the tournament out of Madison, it belongs in Milwaukee, not in Green Bay.

Teenagers and their fans and families should earn a trip to the biggest, most exciting city in the state, not to Green Bay without the Packers present.

Rumors, rumors, rumors ... The one I hear more than a little is that Craig Leipold is interested in buying the Milwaukee Bucks from Herb Kohl.

Leipold is the man who married Helen Johnson, daughter of S. C. Johnson in Racine.

He comes in second for marrying well to Lloyd Pettit, who married Jane Pettit (nee Bradley).

Anyhow, Leipold has a ton of money and could probably help build a new arena on the south side of Milwaukee, close to his Racine home.

Leipold owns the Minneapolis hockey franchise but is apparently exploring NBA ownership.

Things could be worse.

Talkbacks

AndrewJ | March 27, 2012 at 1:06 p.m. (report)

I wonder what the demographics of Bucks season ticket holders looks like as far as city/county of residence. I think if they got a new arena somewhere on the South side, closer to Racine as was stated, unless it came with a teleporter, you'd lose a sizable chunk of fan base. The ones with butts in seats anyways.

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TheyThink | March 27, 2012 at 11:06 a.m. (report)

A new arena on the south side of Milwaukee closer to Racine? Are you nuts?

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